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Tokyo, Japan
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Without question the absolute worst hotel I have ever stayed in. When you walk in the entrance the smell of mold & mildew will dominate your senses and it will continue for your entire stay in this dilapidated dump. The building is in total disrepair, nothing appears to have been updated (or cleaned for that matter) since the place was...

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Newark, New Jersey
Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely place that we found here on tripadvisor. We do highly recommend to others that are looking for a cozy place where the hosts will treat you like family! Breakfast is small but satisfying, BUT dinner was incredible! Every night (we stayed 5 in total) had a different course menu. And no complaints, it was very delicious! The downstairs...

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Tokyo, Japan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked after being apprehensive reading a review from late last year. However this lodge exceeded our expectations. On arrival you are treated like a member of the family. Ski hire was available in the lodge and the equipment was a good standard. Lift passes and the chairlift were all of 50m flat walk away. Dinner was included, it was...

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Townsville, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The captain and his commander looked after us so well. They are generous hosts with invaluable knowledge of the skiing area. Ken, their son was most helpful and his English excellent. The staff are friendly and courteous. We wil be staying there again when we return. Ski in ski out is also a plus.

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Tokyo, Japan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Family like simple but clean and nice, excellent service and small onsen, right on the slope. All the advice you want, Ken is a great ski instructor. If you are looking for good but not fancy, this is your place!

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1Thank Irit S
Japan
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I really wish I could say nothing but good things about Villa Alpen but sadly it's just not possible. Yes, the hosts are very nice people, but having lived in Japan for 18 mths we have found all Japanese people to be wonderful! The accommodation is pretty grim and dirty as my photos show - the cracked toilet seat with...

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at the Villa Allen for 8 nights while on a skiing holiday in Japan. This is a lovely Establishment and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The meals where fantastic, the rooms clean and comfortable. The hosts speak English very well and "The Captain" and his staff went out of there way to make us feel at home. I...

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sydney australia
Reviewed 30 January 2017

We've lost count on how many times we've been to Villa Alpen - maybe 7 or 8? The reason we keep reviewing the property is because we want everyone to know about the fantastic service and location of this family run accommodation. Although Villa Alpen's address is in Yamaouchi-machi, it is actually located in the Shikakogen Ski Resort at Sun...

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UK
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

I really enjoyed our stay here, the accommodation is dated but the warm hospitality makes up for it. Scrambled eggs for breakfast were brilliant after eating mainly traditional Japanese breakfasts in the prior three weeks of our Japan trip, the evening meal was very filling and varied. It was also great to have a cosy bar to drink and socialise...

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Montville, Australia
Reviewed 7 January 2017

We have been to Villa Alpen 3 times. This is not a luxury accommodation but we loved it because it is special. It has onsen bathrooms, traditional Japanese food, atmosphere, generosity and help of the hosts. I have experienced that help, when I bought skies in Tokyo. Captain looked at them and decided they were manufacture faulty. He rang the...

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Ski-In / Ski-Out
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Business Centre with Internet Access

Additional Information about Villa Alpen

Address: 7148 Hirao, Shimotakai-gun, Yamanouchi-machi 381-0401, Nagano Prefecture
Region: Japan > Chubu > Nagano Prefecture > Shimotakai-gun > Yamanouchi-machi > Yudanaka shibu Onsen , Shigakougenhoppo Onsen , Kumanoyu Onsen
Price Range: $153 - $594 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Villa Alpen 3*
Number of rooms: 28
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“Top floor overlooking the slopes.”
 of 5 bubbles Alcrawf, 4 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Choose a Japanese room as they are larger”
 of 5 bubbles sydneysider789, 29 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room overlooking the ski fields”
 of 5 bubbles JEJ54, 23 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Our room had a great view over the entrance and ski lift.”
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 of 5 bubbles janx2015, 7 May 2015 | Read review
“Rooms at the front have good views.”
 of 5 bubbles AJRontheroad, 13 Mar 2015 | Read review
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